What is on exhibit in the KY Museum? See our Exhibits page.
Make the Kentucky Museum your classroom! Tour the entire museum or focus on a particular exhibit or plan for an upcoming exhibit. Tours may be self-guided, or guided. We do ask that every tour be scheduled online so that we may make necessary accommodations. To schedule a tour, please complete the form below at least two weeks prior to your preferred visit date. A staff member will respond to your request within two business days. All WKU class tours are free.
Self-guided tours are available during normal working Museum hours 9AM-4PM Monday-Saturday. Professors may determine how long to spend in each exhibit. We request that even for self-guided tours that professors please complete the Class Tour Request Form below to avoid conflicts with other groups touring. Not sure what to do during your visit? Check out our Suggested Activities and/or visit our University Educators @ Kentucky Museum page. The Kentucky Museum will respond to request within 48 business hours. Please complete a separate request for each class.
Guided tours are available 9AM to 4PM*, Monday through Friday, based upon staff availability. Your class will be greeted in the Western Room off the lobby and provided with a brief but engaging orientation to the Museum. Students will then have the opportuntiy to explore exhibits. The class period will end with a debreifing and sharing session in the Western Room.
If you would like to focus your class time instead on a particular exhibit, please indicate which exhibit when you submit the Class Request Form below. If possible, the Museum will attempt to schedule a expert guide or curator for that exhibit. The expert guide or curator will provide indepth study of the exhibit's genesis, content and themes.
The Kentucky Museum will respond to request within 48 business hours. Please complete a separate request for each class.
*Based upon staff availability, the Musem can often accommodate requests for before opening hours or after closing hours class tours.